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Wrong-way crash on turnpike extension kills 1, injures 2

November 7, 2018

PARRYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a wrong-way crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension killed a man.

State police say a car traveling south in the northbound lanes in Carbon County’s Franklin Township struck a northbound car shortly before midnight Tuesday.

Police said the car that was struck spun around and was hit a second time by another northbound car traveling behind him.

Fifty-year-old Paul Gerrity, the driver of the first car struck, was pronounced dead at the scene. The southbound driver was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The other northbound driver was treated for a minor injury.

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